Bill to Exempt Certain Historic Military Vehicles From License Plate Requirement Introduced in Michigan


Legislation (S.B. 463) has been introduced in the Michigan Senate to exempt historic military vehicles from the requirement that they display a license plate unless the vehicle was originally manufactured with lighting and mounting provisions for a plate.  Under the bill, if the plate is not attached to the exterior of the historic military vehicle, it must be present in the vehicle and available upon demand by law enforcement officers.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Senate Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request Support for S.B. 463

  • In Michigan, "historic military vehicle" means a vehicle, including a trailer, regardless of the vehicle's size, weight, or year of manufacture, that was manufactured for use in any country's military forces and is maintained to represent its military design and markings accurately.
  • S.B. 463 would protect the aesthetic contours of historic military vehicles and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes.    

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Michigan Senate Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 463.      

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance. 

Michigan Senate Transportation Committee

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Senator Tom Casperson (Chair)
Phone: (517) 373-7840
Senator Mike Kowall (Vice Chair)
Phone: (517) 373-1758
Senator Jack Brandenburg
Phone: (517) 373-7670
Senator Phil Pavlov
Phone: (517) 373-7708
Senator Geoff Hansen
Phone: (517) 373-1635
Senator Morris Hood III
Phone: (517) 373-0990
Senator Jim Ananich
Phone: (517) 373-0142